YSL Touche Eclat Review

I recently went on a trip to Berlin with school, and in duty free at the airport I decided to treat myself as I had loads of euros left over.  It was a really small one at Berlin Tegel Airport, but they did have a YSL stand and I had wanted this foundation for quite a while so I decided to get it.  They didn’t have super pale shades, which is what I would’ve usually deviated for, but I was pretty surprised to find that the shade ‘cool sand’ actually matched my skin pretty well; maybe I’d even got a tan over the nice weather we had a few weeks ago!


The packaging is super luxurious!  I love it, and it looks really high end.  Glass foundation bottles always seem really special to me, and the gold writing and gold lid just add to the luxury feel.

The application is amazing.  It goes on flawlessly, and blends in to create a really glowy, dewy finish.  The foundation is quite liquid, which, duh, but it is quite a runny formula but I like that.  It makes it more moisturising, which helps with my dry skin.  It doesn’t sink into your skin and end up looking cakey, which I find can be a problem when foundation sinks into my smiles lines around my mouth.  It is really long lasting and I can put it on before I go to school, and it will still be pretty much perfect by the time I’m done with the day.  It can be really natural and perfect for everyday, but it can also be made more glam and full coverage for the nighttime, which makes it a really ideal foundation.


This cost me 41 euros, but it is £33 in debenhams, and I think it’s really worth the money.  It’s a quality foundation, and it will last a good six months if not more.  I’m really glad I bought it, and would recommend it to anyone!

Soph xx


Birthday Haul

Hello, Hello!

So, my Birthday was a couple of days ago (8th August) and I was in the car coming back from France for 16 hours!! Anyway, I therefore wanted to share with you all my birthday presents!!

Just as a bit of a disclaimer, I am in no way trying to brag about my presents, and I am very grateful for them all!

SO, lets begin!


My Grandma’s gift was a skincare set from No7.  It includes the Beautiful Skin day cream for normal to oily skin with spf 15 & The night cream for dry to oily skin.  I also got the cleansing water.  Guess what, I FREAKING LOVE THEM!! They’re actually amazing no joke, you will be getting a review soon!  I also got 40 pounds from her.  Thank you very much, Grandma!

Next is courtesy of my brother, the sometimes amazing creature that he is!! *I actually knew I was getting this but I am still surprised that my brother agreed to getting me this!


It is MAC mineralize moisture foundation shade NW20, which matched perfectly!! And it came with a couple of samples of the mascara False Lashes in Extreme Black, which is really good I’m thinking of buying!


My Mum bought me this motivational book, The Art Of Becoming A Brilliant Teenager, because I was turning thirteen.  It is infact amazing, I read it on the way back from France and if I wasn’t cooped up in the corner of a car, I would have so gone and done motivational things (yet to be discovered). Anyway, I love it so much!!  I also got 100 pounds so thank you very much Mama!!


My other Grandma got me these chocolates & gorgeous candles!  And also 40 pounds again, Thank you very much Grandma!!

And then on the boat back from France, my mother felt sorry for me (you know, travelling on your birthday and all isn’t fun.  At all) so she decided to buy me makeup.  And not only makeup, but benefit makeup.


Here is my Watts Up highlighter.  OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BOMB.  I love love love love love it!! Thank you for feeling sorry for me Mum.  It is just so great I mean seriously, everyone needs this.  Review to come soon!

So, that is the birthday haul, here are all the presents as a gathering all together.